Colored Rice Jars


Jar filled with layers of dyed rice

  • Rice
  • Food Coloring
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Container with lid for mixing
    (e.g. empty yogurt container)
  • Cookie sheet or cake pan
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Ribbon (optional)


Prepare Dyed Rice

For each color you would like to make:

  1. Measure about 1 cup of rice into the mixing container.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Add about 1 teaspoon of food coloring.
  4. Cover the mixing container and shake vigoroulsy until color is spread evenly.
  5. Empty rice onto a cookie sheet or cake pan and spread out to dry

Once the rice is dry:

  1. Scoop a few spoonfuls of the first color into the bottom of the jar.
  2. Continue scooping different colors until the jar is full. Pack the jar tightly so the design stays in place.
  3. Cap the jar.
  4. Decorate with ribbon (optional).


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